A bowl of avocado slices with a salt shaker and a bottle of lemon juice behind it
The three ingredients needed for guacamole | Photo by Elizabeth Layman

Make guacamole the authentic way–with three ingredients, as smooth or as chunky as you like.

Reference: none
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 0
Serves: 6-8


2 avocados
2 tablespoons lime juice (or lemon juice)
Salt to taste


1. Peel and mash the avocados in a medium bowl.
2. Stir in lime or lemon and salt and pepper.
3. Optional: Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to allow flavors to mellow.
4. Serve with your favorite chips or spread across a slice of toast for a healthy snack.

Good to know:

You may also stir in a spoonful of your favorite salsa or 1 chopped tomato, 1 chopped onion, and 1 clove of garlic for added flavor.


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